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More Rugby On TV Needed Says Jim
Singapore Defence Mission Here Today
A Barb To Shipley From Mallard
Apple Advice Requested By Sutton
Chile Tariff Decision Disappoints
Bonuses Information Requested
Parekura Horomia Not On Long China Jaunt

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More Scoop Feedback On Iraq – NZ Depleted Uranium Inquiry Gathers Pace
French-Japanese Nuclear Waste Shipment On Its Way
Court Opens Way To Charge Utility Co. Rates

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More Rugby On TV Needed Says Jim

- Major sporting events such as rugby tests should be on free-to-air television, as they are in many other countries, Deputy Prime Minister and Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today. See... Free-to-air sport [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00045.htm


Singapore Defence Mission Here Today

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton will officially welcome a delegation led by the Singapore Minister of State for Defence David Lim, upon arrival at Auckland Airport tomorrow morning. (Thurs).See... Singapore Army exercises at Waiouru [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00044.htm


A Barb To Shipley From Mallard

- “Last year she imagined Pacific Islanders climbing in her windows at night – this year she is imagining cabinet papers,” says State Services Minister, Trevor Mallard. See... Shipley's Imagining Cabinet Papers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00040.htm


Apple Advice Requested By Sutton

- Many more submissions on the future of the apple industry are needed if the Government is to make sound decisions, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... More apple industry submissions needed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00042.htm


Chile Tariff Decision Disappoints

Agriculture and Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today expressed his disappointment at Chile's decision to impose a definitive safeguard measure of 12% on imports of liquid UHT and powdered milk. See... Confirmation of Chile tariffs disappointing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00041.htm


Bonuses Information Requested

- Prime Minister Helen Clark needs to come clean on which other government departments and agencies have flouted her 'austerity' regime and paid bonuses to staff for simply doing their jobs, National MP Tony Ryall said today. See... So who else got a bonus? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00039.htm


Parekura Horomia Not On Long China Jaunt

- The Minister of Maori Affairs trip to China/Hong Kong was 9 (nine days) long NOT 19 as in the media today. The trip was from 29 November to 7 December. See... China Trip only 9 days NOT 19 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00038.htm

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More Scoop Feedback On Iraq – NZ Depleted Uranium Inquiry Gathers Pace

- Regarding the sanctions against Iraq and the death of children, please note that Saddam has raised billions - yes billions - of US$ which he is permitted to use to buy food and medicines. This money is from UN approved oil sales. See... Scoop Feedback: Iraqi Sanctions [1] . Meanwhile the investigation into the possible risk to New Zealand personnel from exposure to expended depleted uranium munitions is proceeding with some urgency, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton said. See... NZ investigation into DU gathers pace [2] . FULL COVERAGE: - Scoop Feedback: Sanctions Kill Children! [3] - Scoop Images: Flowers For Children [4] - Iraq protests on Tuesday [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00043.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00024.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00019.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00010.htm


French-Japanese Nuclear Waste Shipment On Its Way

- The New Zealand Government has expressed its very strong concern at news a shipment of nuclear waste is to leave France for Japan. See... Goff Condemns Latest Nuclear Waste Shipment [1] . - But the Greens say the Government must back up its concern over shipments of nuclear fuel and waste with action and take all steps possible to keep shipments out of New Zealand waters. See... Government's 'concern' over nuke shipments not enough [2] . - Greenpeace too is far from delighted. See... Arrests During Night Of Armed Plutonium Transports [3] and BNFL And COGEMA Abuse French Justice System [4] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00048.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00016.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0101/S00015.htm


Court Opens Way To Charge Utility Co. Rates

- Following a landmark Federal Court decision in Australia, which could have ramifications here, private utility companies are about to be charged council rates for using public land to run things like cables. See… Court Opens Way To Charge Utility Co. Rates [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00031.htm

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